Wednesday, December 31, 2008
We provide the medical care and adoption screening for all cats in the foster program. Foster homes provide food and litter and love and attention. Although as long as we have enough food and litter donated, we will provide the food and litter for the foster cats.
Please consider opening up your heart and becoming a foster home. So many cats need you.
Afraid of long-term commitment, then fostering is for you! If you're interested in fostering, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
- A kitten is only a kitten for a short period of time.
- People think that they can get a kitten and “train” it to fit a particular mental picture. Each cat, even kitten, has a unique personality. When adopting an adult cat, you already know the cat’s personality.
- Older cats don’t climb your curtains, run the Indy 500 in the middle of the night, and know not to use your leg as a scratching post.
- Kittens require constant supervision - adults don’t.
- Older cats have a well-developed immune system and stronger stomach tolerance with fewer digestive upsets than kittens.
- Adult cats are more affectionate. The older they get, the more lap time they generally want.
- Older cats adjust better to new surroundings - been there, done that!
- Adult cats adjust to the other cat or dog you already have (plus you already know if they get along well with other animals).
- Adult cats are already litter box-trained - no surprises! Plus kittens love to play "poop soccer"!
- And the #1 reason to adopt an adult cat...Most people want kittens.
Many adult cats end up in shelters due to no fault of their own. Separated from their loved ones, surrounded by other cats, confined, confused, and sometimes frightened, many are emotionally devastated by their misfortune. Sadly, most people gravitate toward the cute, bouncy, big-eyed kittens. Older cats sit by and watch, as one loving family after another passes them over for a cute kitten. Adopting an adult cat is a way to say to a deserving animal "I believe in you."Kittens will always be popular, and most have no trouble attracting admirers. But for the abandoned, forgotten, and heartbroken adult cats, you just might be their last chance to have the love and warmth of a home where they can live out their years in comfort. When properly cared for, they will typically remain active and even playful throughout most of their lives.
Bridgey, pictured at the left, is a wonderful dark gray tabby and is a very low-maintenance cat. Bridgey is approximately 3-4 years old. She is low-maintenance, laid back, quiet, and easy cat to have around. She's not a lap cat, she does like love and attention but usually in smaller doses. Bridgey loves sitting anywhere up high or gazing out the window. She would be a great first cat or cat for a small space as she has tidy litterbox habits, uses her scratching post, and has a moderate activity level. Bridgey enjoys human company, but not necessarily the company of other cats.
Vera, pictured at the right, might look like a mini linebacker in this photo, but she's such a loving cat. Vera is the ultimate lap cat and true lap cats are sometimes hard to find. If you're lonely and want company, then Vera is the cat for you. She loves sitting on your lap or snuggling next to you while you read or watch television. And she totally loves snuggling next to you while you sleep. Vera loves to talk and ask you about your day and then tell you about hers. Vera is almost a dog in cat's "clothing". She will come running when you call her and when it's bed time, she'll beat you to the bed!
Information about DeMartino, Dulcinia, Whitaker, and Wilhemenia can be found on our website. They are all about 7.5-8 months old and wonderful. The boys are total lovebugs. The girls are a bit shy but doing much better. They would all love their furever homes soon.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
"Black" appears to be the runt of the litter as he's smaller than the others, but he had no problem getting on top of the bureau in the foyer to look adorable next to a small desk lamp.
We'll be featuring some of our other kittens as soon as they get over their little kitty colds. And we'll feature some of our adults real soon.
Friday, December 26, 2008
As a general rule, we don't adopt out cats and kittens as Christmas presents. But all three families were screened carefully (as with all our adoptions), and the families were involved in the adoption decision. Three fantastic homes for five fantastic kittens and that makes us really happy.
Kiz (pictured here), the last kitten from the Oakville Five, is still in search of his purrfect home. This adorable boy has purrsonality galore. He is super cute, loves to purr, loves to play, loves to cuddle, and is absolutely a wonderful kitten.
The Oakville kittens and I thank Marie (AC&A board member) very much for her wonderful work on the Oakville adoptions. She helped make several adults, six children, and four kittens very happy.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
BJ was adopted by a great family that understands he is a great older kitten but is little shy and may take up to a few months to fully blossom in his new home.
We sure wish more people understood that with a little patience some of the timid and scared cats can become some of the biggest lovey cats -- they just need time and lots of love.
Happy Holidays everyone from the volunteers and cats of Alley Cats and Angels.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Often searched, we hope Petfinder will help get our wonderful adoptable cats and kittens more attention.
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Sunday, December 14, 2008
They are about 10 weeks old and very sweet. No names yet as they really are almost identical.
You may notice the rather "interesting" cage decor at the bottom of the cage. Well, yesterday the monkies staged the "great escape". The kittens are small enough that they were able to squeeze through the bottom rungs of the cage so I cut up my old Diet Coke boxes and duct-taped them to the outside of the cage. Very bag-ladyesque, but effective (and it also keeps them from losing all their toys through the rungs).
Today, they were given their first bath with both anti-fungal shampoo and Dr. Bronners Peppermint Soap. The anti-fungal shampoo is just a precaution against ringworm or other skin fungi and the Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Soap helps kill fleas (they will be given Revolution after three days [waiting three days is necessary since they were just bathed today]). The kittens were dewormed and given their first vaccine today. As you can tell, one of them didn't think too much of the whole process! They seem to have gotten over being upset quite quickly as they are currently playing with all their toys and snuggling with their stuffed animals (kittens can never have too many toys)
They are currently living in an extra large dog cage in my "cat free living room"; however, I am currently searching for foster homes for these munchkins.